9 Vignettes

This chapter contains a series of short vignettes on a variety of topics. These include stories on the use of certain slide rules and scales, on certain sub-groupings of the Collection’s contents, and on the adventure of collecting. The stories can be read in book form by pressing the -> and <- arrow keys. To skip directly to a particular vignette click on a link below or in the sidebar.

The vignettes are organized with new slide rule enthusiasts in mind, and so are not necessarily presented in the order in which they were written.

Latest Vignettes: Power Rules, Lt. Shaw’s 4097D, Rule Change 4092-3, K&E Beginner’s Rules, An Early Home-Made Spring Calculation Slide Rule.

Slide Rule Vignettes
A Favorite Rule Fermi’s Golden (Slide) Rule A K&E Rule of Mystery
Rules to the Moon Rule Change 4092-3 Lt. Shaw’s 4097D
The Original 4083 Stadia Rules Getting to the Root
K&E Beginner’s Rules An Early Home-Made Spring Calculation Slide Rule British Thornton Special Scales
Rules of Engravement The Long and Short of It Vector/Hyperbolic Calculations
Power Rules A Boykin Discovery Hemmi 153 Scales
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